From our homes, through the Beatworx office to the festival! We are aware that what we do can hurt the environment in some ways. That is why we want our steps to be as small an environmental burden as possible, and we participate in ecological procedures that make sense and return the environment. We need to maintain this balance.
A separate zone in the campsite for those who want to live in a cleaner environment and sort all their waste.
The sorting line at the festival site helps to better sort out the overall waste of the festival. The line sorts plastic and PET, aluminium, organic and gastro waste. Paper and glass are collected from the festival grounds only and go straight into their designated containers.
Research of the behavior of participants in music festivals (together with ČZU and UK)
starting cooperation with Dewii – ambassador of the Rollin’ Green
chill out zone from PET bottles (upcycled from the waste from last year) win in a competition with the sculpture Caleidoscope made out of PET bottles from the 2018 festival
Plates from palm leaves and cutlery from woodupcycled merchandise cooperation with ČZU, Faculty of Environment
We covered our ecological and environmental initiative with the Rollin’ Green project. We mainly deal with how to protect the environment as much as possible before, during, and after the festival and thus reduce our ecological footprint. Some of the activities we do as part of the project are invisible to you – our fans – to maximize your festival experience. That’s why at the festival you will find our Rollin’ Green Point, where you can come and find out about our project and how you can contribute to its success. It is also important for us to educate you in this area, so you have the opportunity to participate in our workshops, which we organize at Rollin’ Green Point.
The first area we deal with in the project is waste elimination and sorting. As a festival city, we create up to 80 tons of waste in 3 days. With each new year of the festival, thanks to your active cooperation, we can reduce this number and at the same time sort even better.
The carbon footprint calculates the number of greenhouse gases that are released into the air during a certain human activity. Specifically connected with the festival, it is, for example, driving a car, flying a plane, or other activity in which energy is consumed (production of goods). A high carbon footprint harms climate change, which is why we strive to keep it as low as possible.
* Offset compensation negates the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions that we emit into the atmosphere. The offset will be created either by financing the planting of greenery or by supporting renewable energy sources (solariums, windmills, biomass).
In 2022, we have increased the number of so-called water supply bags at the festival, which allow us to pre-stock water for the duration of the festival. Thus, it is now possible to draw most of the water from the local water supply. This reduces the amount of water imported in tankers from neighbouring towns. Even so, we are trying to conserve water, so please conserve with us – e.g. drink water while brushing your teeth.
Proper sorting also includes the proper disposal of separated waste. The best solution is to use the thing several times, ie recycle it so that it doesn’t serve only once (eg a paper bag). When this is not possible with something, it is time for “upcycling” which is improving the existing thing for another, even for a different purpose.
|Plastics and PET||2,8||2,28||2,88||8,06|
|Bio & gastro waste||0.72||1,345||1,26||4,26|
* in 2022, the festival had the highest attendance and also saw the first use of a sorting line at the festival site
** in 2022, paper was sorted only from behind the festival
*** glass is collected before entering the festival and from the bars; it is forbidden to bring glass into the festival
Focus on improper disposal of cigarette butts – since cigarette butts take up to 15 years to decompose and are very polluting to the environment, we would like to implement enough ashtrays at the festival
Festival without disposable plastics – ie without straws, plastic bottles, disposable cups, dishes, and cutlery.
Reduce fossil fuel consumption and carbon footprint through car sharing, public transport, or eco taxis.
Process all bio and gastro waste for further use at the festival.
Reduce water consumption. Install timers and aerators at all festival locations.
Educate visitors to higher environmental responsibility through workshops and discussions.